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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Former Ambassador Edward Peck was just interviewed by Greta on Fox News. He was Ambassador from 1956 to 1989 in the Middle East but not in Israel. He was on a Greek ship that was part of the Gaza flotilla. Greta was fantastic with her questions of him.

Peck has been highly critical of U.S. policy toward Israel, arguing through the Council for the National Interest (CNI) in which he plays an active role, that the U.S. should be more even handed in its Middle East policy. He argues that while Hezbollah could be considered a terrorist organization, it is no more terrorist than Israel or the U.S. itself. He supports a dialogue with Hezbollah. He claims that in 2000, at the Camp David talks, Israel offered the Palestinians "12 little Bantustans [see December 22 interview link below]." (Wikipedia).

Now I see why he joined this flotilla. To me his answers showed an amazing naivety towards his behavior on this ship and his part in the breaking of the barricade. As a former ambassador he should know better.

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